Fidelity Viewpoints ®

Six habits of successful investors

Good news: It's actually pretty simple. Here's what we've seen work for investors over the years.

The Fed's next move

Fidelity bond manager Bill Irving expects the Fed to raise rates in December, despite recent bond market volatility.

Year-end tax to-do list

From locking in tax deductions to signing up for health care, don’t miss important 2016 financial deadlines.

Rising interest rates and you

Your savings may earn a bit more if the Federal Reserve raises rates—but you may pay more to borrow money too.

Market Insights

Post election wrap up

With a new president elect and 2017 just around the corner, our experts offer insight on the implications for investors.

Low volatility to high growth?

A new pro-growth administration could kick-start stocks and a stagnant U.S. economy, but bring higher inflation, too.

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Investing Ideas

Sector impact of rate hikes

Defensive sectors have outperformed in a slowing economy, cyclicals in an accelerating one.

The post-election rotation

Health care, financials, and energy have rallied, while utilities, telecom, and REITs have not. What’s next?

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Retirement

Don't delay MRDs

Why waiting until April to take your first required distribution may increase your tax bill.

Don’t miss the MRD deadline

Missing a minimum required distribution can be costly, and may mean a significant tax penalty.

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Personal Finance

Year-end charitable moves

Consider these four tax‐savvy strategies that can help you make the most of your giving this year.

Bridging a gap to Medicare

Our new tool helps you choose a path to secure health care coverage before you enroll in Medicare.

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Financial Foundations

Money lessons from TV

Gilmore Girls® follows three generations as they grow up, grow wiser, and navigate financial challenges.

Why you need good credit

Taking on too much debt isn't good, but you need to make sure you have some credit history.

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Wealth Management

Year-end charitable moves

Consider these four tax‐savvy strategies that can help you make the most of your giving this year.

Giving to loved ones

Plan properly and understand the potential tax implications when giving financial gifts.

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Active Trader

Extended-hours trading

Yes, you can react to news before many investors, but extended-hours trading can be risky.

Election impact

The election shouldn’t alter your long-term investing strategy, but it might create trading opportunities.

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